“We would support PMRA Program renewal with more transparent decision-making, more predictable risk assessment, and the ability to bring in data earlier rather than modelling worst-case scenarios,” said Jim Wickett, WCWG’s Secretary-Treasurer.
“We believe the Pest Control Products Act is fit for purpose and that added improvements and regulatory modernization can be achieved via updated guidance documents and internal policy implementation,” stated Gunter Jochum, President.
Agriculture Minister David Marit is asking grain companies to be flexible with farmers who are facing crop failure and can’t fill grain delivery contracts. Some farm leaders have raised concerns about contract penalties for non-delivery. Marit says he is pushing grain companies to be flexible, and some have rolled over the contracts to next year. […]
“The Wheat Growers have long seen the need to update the Grain Act. There are men and women farming today, that were not born when the Act was last upgraded. Agriculture and technology have changed substantially in the last 36 years,” said Jim Wickett, Secretary-Treasurer and SK Director.
Jim Wickett, a grain grower from Rosetown, Sask., called the review “a once-in-a lifetime chance” for farmers to reset federal policies that impact farm profitability. “This has been a really important priority for us,” said Wickett, who also serves as a director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA).
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The Western Canadian Wheat Growers said there have been major investments to agriculture since the elimination of the Canadian Wheat Board nine years ago.
Western Canadian Wheat Growers committee chair Jim Wickett says changes are needed to services from the Canadian Grain Commission and grain grading. He says the current visual grading system is out of date.